The Semantic Study: Terminology used to describe lived experience of violence, abuse and trauma

Survivor researchers from Little Ro, Traumascapes and King’s College London are collaborating on a new interview study that will explore the terms that people use to describe having lived experiences of violence, abuse, and/or trauma. We are interested in the terms people use and reject, and how these connect to our identities, relationships and healing journeys.

Interview participants will be paid £25. You will also be invited to an optional focus group to help shape the findings, and will be offered a written report. To find out more, please see the flyer below, or visit: https://www.traumascapes.org/get-involved

Thank you. 


Image of an orange and grey flyer with logos for Centre for Society and Mental Health, Traumascapes and Kings College London across the top, with a heading that says 'The SEMANTIC study: What terminology do you use to describe having lived experience of violence, abuse and trauma?' This is followed by four text boxes sharing the following information:

Summary
This project is a collaboration between researchers with lived experience of trauma based at King's College London and Traumascapes. The purpose is to explore the terms that people use to describe having lived experience of violence, abuse and trauma. We are also interested in the relationships between these terms and our identifies, relationships and healing journeys.

Who
We would like to speak with adults aged 18+ who self-identify as having experienced violence, abuse, and/or trauma, and who use this lived experience in art, research or activist practice.

What
If you choose to participate, you will take part in one interview (approximately 1h) where we will talk about the terms and why. You will also be invited to an optional focus group (2h plus break) where we will review the findings.

Interested?
Email Sullivan at: sullivan@traumacapes.org if you would like to take part of have any questions.

You will receive a payment of £25 as a thank you for taking part in the interview. You will receive a further £25 if you choose to take part in the focus group.